CV OF ULLA-MAIJA GRACE

Curriculum Vitae
Ulla-Maija Grace



Current positions:
Founder/Owner, Director and principal Aromatica Oy, Aromatica Wellness Ltd,Aromatherapy College of Finland from 1994.Aromatica-Wellness product developer 1994. Aromatica’s training concepts and programme formats developer 1989 England/1994 Finland
Principal Tutor, the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) reg. nr P/0048 from 1991

 

Development progression of Aromatica-Wellness and aromatherapy
UMG -Wellness trainer programme commences 2013
IFA Professional Essential Oil Therapy training commence 2013
Lecturing for the Japan Society of Aromatherapists Tokyo 2012
Lady Grace product range for business women and the Wellness book launched 2011
Research programme in Elderly care commences at Kaskenlinnan Hospital 2010
UMG-Wellness therapist training commences 2009
Teaching faculty of Yamano Beauty, Japan 2003
Training  and co-operation with the Finnish Spas commence 2001
Aromatica - Wellness treatmens commence (facial, foot care, tension neck etc) 1999
Aromatica -Wellness product development commences 1997
UMG-Diploma in Aromatherapy co-operation with nursing colleges commences 1996
UMG diploma in Aromatherapy commences in Estonia 1996
UMG Aromatherapy Diploma training commences  in Finland 1991

 

Working experience:
Developing and setting up research programme on wellness treatments for geriatric patients  with Kaskenlinna Hospital, Turku, Finland 2010-
Training professional Spa, Clinic and Salon staff in Aromatica Wellness, Health and Beauty treatments 2001-
Developing treatments Formats and products  targeting specific health problems;.
Fibromyalgia, Tension Neck, Stress relief programme, Cellulite, Atopic Skin etc. 1994-
Owned and ran a training centre for professional aromatherapists in England 1992-1994,
The Department of Psychiatry, Princess Alexandra Hospital, West Essex Health
Authority, aromatherapist/ personal counsellor, 1990-1991,
Teaching professional aromatherapy and UMG-diploma in aromatherapy in Finland1989 -
Lecturer on essential oils and aromatherapy  (e.g. fibromyalgia, cellulite, hormonal imbalances, essential oils and medication)
Canada, England, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, South Korea 1989 -
Planning and developing the aromatherapy diploma training programme for the Ulla-Maija Grace College of Aromatherapy (later the Finnish College of Aromatherapy), integrating
the English  style aromatherapy with the methods of the French scientificl aromatherapy 1987-.
Full time professional aromatherapist 1985-1994
Local Authorities Finland,  temporary posts in Child and Elderly Health and Social Care,
Finland (relating to studies in Psychology and Educational Sciences)1980-1984 
The Inner London Education Authority Adult Education Tutor , Crafts 1971-1978
Owen Investments, London, Book keeper/Assistant Company Secretary 1971-1976
Travelscene Travel Agency, London, Book keeper 1969-1971
Family Taylor, London ,Au-pair 1967-1968
Virtanen metal works, Finland, Book keeper 1966-1967


Books and publications:
2010 Wellness Hyvän Olon kirja  (Wellness - book of wellbeing), Finland,
1999 Käytännön Aromaterapiaa Finland, translated and enlarged from the English original
1996 England, Aromatherapy for Practitioners ( translated Aromaterapia para Practicantes 2001 in México),
1994 Eteeristen öljyjen käyttöopas (A guide for the use of essential oils 8th edition 2002) Finland,Articles in the professional magazines; International Journal of Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy Times, Aromatherapy Quarterly


Training formats taught
Finland          UMG-Diploma in aromatherapist
                    Spa-Wellness  training for Spas and Clinic
                    UMG– Wellness therapist Training programme 
                    UMG – Wellness Trainer
                    Training formats for teachers of cosmetology
                    Elderly care
England        UMG– Diploma in aromatherapy (own training center)
                    Spa-Wellness training
                    Lady Grace training
Japan           Spa-Wellness  training for Spas and Clinics                                       
                    Elderly care
Estonia         UMG Diploma  in aromatherapist training
                    UMG– Wellness therapist Training programme 
                    Spa. Wellness treatments

                           

Topics of Lectures:
Finland,  Varous topics on essential oils, health and wellbeing in seminars, exhibitions,
             congresses and events
Canada,  Canadian Aromatherapy association congress, Fibromyalgia
England  Spa Life Congress, Wellness treatments development in Finnish Spas
             Essential oils and midwifery.
Japan,    Japan Society of Aromatherapy, 1st Interantional Congress, Research repor in
             Elderly care in institutionalised care
Sweden, Aromatherapy association, Womens hormonal health and wellbeing
Russia,   Hospital in St. Petersburg, Basic aromatherapy
Estonia,  Sternun OÜ, The use of essential oils in conjunction with mainstream medication for
              Aromatherapists and Fytotherapists
South Korea, Herbalism Congress, Herbalism in Finland

 

Education:
2007-2009 Kaarina College of Social and Health CarePsychiatric Care Professional Advanced
                Training, Specialising in Geriatric Care
22.3.2006  Helsinki Allergy and Asthma Association, Safety in Cosmetics seminar
2002-2003 ESR, Naseva Professional Advanced Training for Women Leaders
27.1.1999  Helsinki Allergy and Asthma Association, Safety in Cosmetics seminar
1987-1989 L’Institut des Sciences Biomedicale French scientific Aromatherapy and
                Psychological use of essential oils. 
1985-1990 The  Dharma Yoga Centre, England  Yoga Teacher
1985-1987 The London School of Aromatherapy England, Holistic and advanced aromatherapy
1980-1984 University of Turku, Finland Psychology and Educational Sciences
1977-1980 The Open University, England Psychology and Educational Sciences
1968         Univesity of Cambridge, Lower Cambridge Certificate in English
1966         Secondary School Education, Finland